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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I guess if you want consistency come here, since my last stay nothing much has changed. Only sky sport 1, so much for watching the cricket, rooms basic, room service slow and phones not working. For the $200+ per night one would expect better. As people have previously stated staff are very helpful and obliging.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed at the Distinction Hotel for a 3-day conference. The rooms were exactly what we needed for the purpose of the conference. Nothing luxury but nothing too basic. Comfortable beds and amenities that we need. We managed to get an excellent package which included breakfast. I was glad that we got this; however, I don't think I would have...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Kyle, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and provide us with some constructive feedback. We appreciate all guest feedback and are always looking for ways to improve the product and services we offer to our guests. It is great to hear that overall we meet the requirements for your stay in Palmerston...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to distinction on many occasions for conferences. I would rate it highly for conferences. The facilities are spacious and the food is enjoyable and prepared fresh. Standard hotel food. For conferences, there are many rooms and there have been occasions I have gone when multiple conferences were happening. I would rate it highly!

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us Distinction Palmerston North Hotel and Conference Centre. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our conference facilities well equipped and spacious for your function. We have a great team of staff that are here to ensure...

Crail, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This might be as good a place as any to stay in Palmerston but it has little to commend it. The highlight and only redeeming feature (apart from the antique lift) was the friendly staff. The hotel is soulless and lacking warmth. Our bedroom was adequate and roomy enough with an en suite which was in need of modernising. There...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Tyrone, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and provide us with some feedback. We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet the expectations for your stay and I am happy to hear that our staff were friendly and welcoming. We appreciate all guest feedback and your comments have been passed...

Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in October 2016 in one of the Heritage guest rooms. Spacious and had everything we needed. Reception very good and provided plenty of information for us. Enjoyed the trip in the lift. Its a well placed hotel with a short walk to the town centre.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Stanley, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room meet the requirements for your stay in Palmerston North. It is great to hear that our friendly reception team were able to assist you in providing easy to understand...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We managed to book a good special and were happy with the price that we paid. However, if we had paid the full price that was advertised would say that it would have been overpriced. a The room was small but clean and fine if you just want somewhere to sleep but if you are planning on spending some time...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay. We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of the special rates over the holiday period. We appreciate all guest feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Palmerston North in...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed the night passing through from Wellington to Taupo. This hotel was a good choice. Good beds, spacious rooms for a family eith two kids and nice front desk personell. Everything just as it should be. Recommended.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening Jan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us in Palmerston North and choosing us as your choice of accommodation for your stopover. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found that the room meet the requirements for your stay. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Good solid accommodation , no frills but modern. Great having a restaurant on site plus a bar. I had room service which was a good selection. Only thing that bugged me was the old elevator if you were one ones side of the building, very hit and miss whether it wanted to work. Otherwise great for business. Staff were great!

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and were able to take advantage of our room service menu. I am sorry that you had some trouble with the lift and this was not working each time you wanted...

Reviewed 6 December 2016

I stayed for a couple of nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is over 90 years old and that explains the high ceilings and spacious rooms. The staff were very attentive and courteous. In fact the whole stay was very enjoyable. A special feature of the hotel is the Waygood-Otis lift. I helped a couple who were...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the Heritage features of the original hotel. The lift in our Heritage wing is the original lift that was installed in 1927 and to our knowledge it is...

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My wife and I stayed here for a night, and found the room to be spacious and well appointed. The staff were friendly and the old style lift was great fun. The hotel is well placed in the centre of Palmerston North, within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants, but the room was quiet and we had a good...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us in Palmerston North. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and found the rooms to be comfortable and spacious. The lift in the Heritage wing of the hotel is the original lift that was installed in 1927 and from our knowledge is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern, well appointed 4 star hotel in the hub of the CBD a few minutes walk from cafes, shops, theatres, the museum and convention centre. 85 Guest rooms with free unlimited Wifi, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking. Accessible rooms and spa suite ideal for honeymooners. On-site restaurant and bars. Large functions & conference venue for up to 500 delegates & weddings for up to 300 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 175 Cuba Street | PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Travelodge Palmerston North)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: $113 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
Novotel Palmerston North
Palmerston North Novotel
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#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
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